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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Similarities strong between No. 15 Gonzaga, No. 25 Creighton

They are separated by 10 spots in the AP college basketball poll and it appears not much else. No. 15 Gonzaga (6-1) and No. 25 Creighton (5-1) are lookalike programs …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Gonzaga-Florida thriller joins list of Zags’ greatest games

Make room, Gonzaga-Michigan State triple-overtime marathon at the 2005 Maui Invitational. You, too, Gonzaga-Arizona double-overtime classic in the 2003 NCAA Tournament.

Gonzaga faces stout competition at PK80 tournament in Portland

The focus of the college basketball world will be on Portland later this week as 16 teams compete in what some are calling the best holiday tournament ever put together.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Gonzaga expects tougher test from Utah State

Utah State brings something that Gonzaga’s two previous opponents have yet to accomplish this young college basketball season. The Aggies (2-1) have a pair of wins while Texas Southern and …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Garth Brooks, Gonzaga basketball team up for local kids

Before country music legend Garth Brooks rocked the Spokane Arena not just once but twice Saturday, he was doling out high-fives and chest passes to local children at the McCarthey …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Versatile Silas Melson gives Gonzaga backcourt options

Josh Perkins didn’t get into early foul trouble on purpose in last Saturday’s exhibition win, but it did provide a peek at Gonzaga’s options for backing up the junior point …

Exhibition game carries additional meaning for Gonzaga, College of Idaho

There isn’t a ton of history between Gonzaga’s and College of Idaho’s basketball programs but there is some, and it carries deep meaning to both programs.

Picture-perfect additions made to the McCarthey Athletic Center for Gonzaga basketball

Several improvements have already debuted, including the new center-hung scoreboard and two new end-wall videoboards inside the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Gonzaga’s follow-up formula impressive after landmark seasons

Gonzaga seems to have the hang of this year-after-the-year thing. Long recognized nationally for its string of 19 straight NCAA Tournaments, the Zags have moved into the forefront the last …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Saint Mary’s unseats Gonzaga as WCC favorites in coaches’ poll

For the first time in 17 years, Gonzaga isn’t favored to win the WCC men’s basketball title. Saint Mary’s took over the top spot in the conference coaches’ preseason poll.

Gonzaga trying to ace chemistry test again

The Zags last year had size, skill, experience and chemistry. The latter can’t be measured in a column in the box score but Gonzaga seems to have a solid track …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Josh Perkins’ assertiveness and three other (really early) thoughts following Gonzaga’s Kraziness in the Kennel

Four things that caught our eye during Gonzaga’s Kraziness in the Kennel.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Kraziness in the Kennel showcases new look for McCarthey, new look for Gonzaga

There was no shortage of memorable moments Saturday during Kraziness in the Kennel, the public’s first opportunity to see Gonzaga’s men’s basketball team.

Former Gonzaga special assistant Doug Wojcik joins East Carolina staff

Doug Wojcik, a special assistant to Gonzaga coach Mark Few in 2015-16, has been hired as an assistant coach at East Carolina.

Coaches, former players remember Jud Heathcote as lifelong motivator

Jud Heathcote never stopped coaching his former players and assistant coaches.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Gonzaga will open WCC schedule at home against Pacific, Santa Clara

The WCC men’s basketball schedule is a bit more travel friendly for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Zags face three split weeks (one home game, one road game). They had five …

Showcase athletes, celebrities will team up again for cancer fundraiser

The Showcase, which has raised $5.8 million in three years for the Community Cancer Fund’s fight against cancer in the Inland Northwest, returns to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course …

Former Zag Stephen Gentry returns as Gonzaga basketball’s director of operations

Stephen Gentry felt right at home at a recent Gonzaga athletic department staff meeting. It was almost like he never left. Gentry, a former Zag walk-on, has returned to Gonzaga …

UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Former Gonzaga players band together as ‘Few Good Men’

Dan Dickau doesn’t play much pickup basketball these days.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few reels in another big one

Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Mark Few is known for having some formidable bigs in the paint.

UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

John Blanchette: For all the successes, Gonzaga remains grounded by its humble history

You want an idea how far Gonzaga basketball has come?

UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Superstitious Gonzaga fans searching for answers to loss blame black jerseys

Gonzaga’s heartbreaking loss to North Carolina in the NCAA basketball championship had many wondering why GU’s promising season had such a bitter ending.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s ties bind like no other program

There is something almost Rat Pack-y about them, only they’re in shorts and sports shirts instead of tuxes and unknotted bow ties.

Gonzaga players, coaches adjust to raised court at University of Phoenix Stadium

Gonzaga coach Mark Few and assistant Tommy Lloyd usually carry on a running dialogue during games.

UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named Naismith Coach of the Year

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was named the 2017 Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year on Sunday, according to a release.

Gonzaga boosts entire community with sustained excellence

Mention “Spokane” anywhere in the world, and the first topic of conversation is Gonzaga. The community and the university have become inseparable.

UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few celebrates with team in locker room with traditional handstand

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few struggles to show emotion after wins.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few sticks to gut, fouls intentionally up three at end of game

To foul or not to foul up three points in the waning moments of the game?

UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few wins AP coach of the year

Gonzaga’s Mark Few on Thursday collected the Associated Presss Coach of the Year award and the large trophy that goes with it.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few reaching Final Four popular among coaching colleagues

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said Gonzaga coach Mark Few reaching his first Final Four has been popular in the coaching fraternity. Few has heard from numerous colleagues, including longtime friends …